Two of the greatest quarterbacks ever, Joe Montana and Joe Thiesmann, have given their takes on why Colin Kaepernick doesn’t have an NFL job right now — and of course at least one of them have invoked Tim Tebow.
Montana, to The Sporting News:
“I think [if] there’s an injury somewhere [Kaepernick] probably gets in … You look at Tim Tebow — a great guy and everybody was talking about him. But what it comes down to is 40 percent completion or even in the low 50s, you can’t win in the league with that. You won’t be in the league very long. It comes down to his play as much as anything.”
As Frances McDormand said in Fargo: “I’m not sure I agree a hundred percent with your police work there, Lou.” Kaepernick’s career completion percentage is 59.8. Tebow? 47.9. So that brings us to …
“Everyone thinks it is the stance he took,” Montana said. “One of the things you don’t look for is distractions in the locker room. You can go back to Bill Walsh and as soon as there were guys that weren’t fitting in what he was looking for, it didn’t matter how good you were. You weren’t on the team for very long. You have to have people who want the same thing, fighting for the same thing and willing to put in the time.”
Bill Williamson from Fanrag Sports talked with Theismann at the Lake Tahoe Celebrity Golf Tournament in Stateline, NV, on Tuesday, and asked him about Kaeperkick.
“Talent wise, he is one of the best 90 quarterbacks in the NFL,” Theismann said. “But he learned how sacred the flag is to everybody.”
Theismann said he didn’t necessarily believe there is an organized blackballing of Kaepernick going on among team owners, but he thinks they all feel the same way about the idea of having Kaepernick on their team.